|My husband's grandfather|
For the Dusty Attic challenge, I took inspiration from the word "Solitude" in choosing the photo and title of my layout and the orange and blue colours in the mood board.
For the Maja Design challenge I took inspiration from the neutral base colours and the words "patterns", "creative" and "mixed media".
I combined papers from several different MajaDesign paper collections (Ska vi ta en fika, Vintage Autumn Basics, Vintage Summer Basics and Walking in the Forest).
I used these papers as the background and outer mat.
I took a cue from the Maja mood board to be "creative" and use "patterns" by making my own flowers using these papers with punches and die cuts.
I used these papers for the mat around the photo and the die cut leaves.
Taking another cue from the words "mixed media" I used molding paste with a stencil and misted the background of the layout with subtle colours of Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays in Clam Bake Beige, Cape Cod Coral and Sea Grass Green with a hint of Flat Fabio Spray South Shore Sand.
|DecoArt stencil - Dandelion|
I had a lot of fun using a bunch of different Dusty Attic chipboard pieces on this layout. The floral stems, grass clusters and dragonflies went perfectly with the lush vegetation in the photo.
These are The Dusty Attic sets I used:
I painted the grass clusters, reeds, wildflower and dragonfly pieces and added some distress stickles to the dragonfly wings. I glued Flower Soft onto the Lavender chipboard piece but I didn't like the colour so I painted over it with blue paint and then lightly dabbed on white to highlight the texture. For the Sweet Pea Frame I applied a Distress Crackle paint then used several different colours of watercolour pencils (without adding water) to highlight the cracks.
The branches mixed in with the flowers under the photo were made with molds and polymer clay, then painted.
|Lisa Pavelka border mold -Au Natural|
Thanks so much for taking a look.